ERIC Number: ED196189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Personal and Professional Support Networks: Parental Choice of Services for Children and Adolescents in Lake County, Illinois.
Suelzle, Marijean; Keenan, Vincent
Questionnaires on the experiences of families of developmentally disabled children were completed by 330 families. Data are reported on parent and child characteristics, utilization of services, attitudes toward special education, perceptions of social distance, and perceptions of unmet service needs. Among results discussed is that use of personal and professional support networks by parents varies over their disabled child's life and parents of older children use networks less often than parents of younger children. Parents of the oldest children appeared to be the least supported, most isolated, and most in need of expanded professional services. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Illinois (Lake County)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy on Mental Retardation (San Francisco, CA, May 11, 1980). For related information, see EC 131 317-318.